Thankful Thursday: Faith, Finding Purpose & FitFluential-ness

OMG!!! I found my ONE GIRL!!! And she certainly did change the world!!!

My baby girl (she’s 9 now). She is the reason I gave my life to Christ!

Me & my shadow!

I found myself in a state of horrible post-partum depression and angry at God. I despised and resented my husband for moving us on the other side of the country and I had no family or friends.

I had gotten fired from my job BECAUSE I was pregnant so the entire pregnancy was miserable and Georgia funky-hot!!! Did I mention that I also had a 7 yr old and a 13 month old WHILE I was pregnant.

YES, I KNOW!

I swollen everywhere and had gotten up to 200 pounds before I delivered, was on bed rest because I threatened to miscarry and as far as I was concerned God had a sick sense of humor and didn’t want anything to do with Him.

On 911 I was home in bed, when my husband called. That changed my heart. I begged God to forgive me for questioning my own life, for second guessing the opportunity He gave me with this life I was carrying. That week, my husband went to the church we had recently visited for prayer and the pastor said to him, (concerning this unplanned baby on the way) God never orders what He can’t pay for.

After she was born someone invited me to an aerobics class at a church near my house. The way those moms welcomed me into their circle, prayed with me and for me after the class and made me feel like I was someone they were excited to know, slowly caused the shackles of depression to break free.

About 6 months after attending that class consistently, the lead instructor approached me. She said she had been in prayer about finding another instructor. She said the first day I walked in, the Holy Spirit told her to begin training me. 6 months later I was sitting at SCW ATLANTA MANIA ready to take my Group Ex certification. In the process, I rededicated my life to Christ.

God began using this new uncertain life of being a stay-at-home-mom to bring me back to a place where I could be used. First as a wife, then as a mother then as a servant in this ministry of fitness.

This calling is bigger than you. Bigger than the translation of a song. Bigger than the debate of whether or not you should shake your hips, shoulders or anything else. This mission is saving lives. This mission is breaking shackles. This mission is One Girl changing the world one step at a time.
“It’s never too late to become who you might have been” – George Elliot

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